Peking Story

The Last Days of Old China
Product Number: EB00174938
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781590174296
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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For two years before and after the 1948 Communist Revolution, David Kidd lived in Peking, where he married the daughter of an aristocratic Chinese family. "I used to hope," he writes, "that some bright young scholar on a research grant would write about us and our Chinese friends before it was too late and we were all dead and gone, folding into the darkness the wonder that had been our lives." Here Kidd himself brings that wonder to life.

Original Publish Date: Apr 27, 2011

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